Sunday, December 30, 2007

snow day

the boy and i absconded up north
to meet with other folks for a day in
the snow. our first time at snowbowl.
up at 4 am and 300+ miles in the car.
more than worth it.
the kid was on his best behavior and
belted out christmas songs on the way up.
cheery he was. excellent times.










































































































































Sunday, December 23, 2007

bct

The Black Canyon Trail
has been in the
works for some time now.
For some reason or another
it wasn't until today that
I made it out there. John too.
We intended to do a 28ish mile
ride but we missed the connector
at the top of pan loop and didn't feel
like backtracking a few miles and time was short
anyways. Sweet trail. Despite road and moto trail crossings
it has a very remote feel to it. Gonna have to go back and ride
the whole enchilada to Black Canyon City sometime in the near future.
Good spot to play white trash, camp and ride in the morning.














































Agua Fria River














Up next John will turn water into wine.




























Tell me this Saguaro isn't chillin


















remote














































It could be a purty spring.


















































































































































some pics from john














































































Saturday, December 22, 2007

gear

keeping it together.
sort of.




























































































oh snap!






Sunday, December 16, 2007

plan b

I got up at 5am intent on
getting up to sedona to ride with
(follow their tracks at a distance)
chad, max and dave.

no such luck. i-17 was closed at carefree hwy.
the detour was via wickenburg.
i don't think so.














so i made a u-turn and headed over
to south mtn to ride national.




























at the startof national
i ran into ricard, perry and others.
they had a nice social pace
and took time to session the technical ups.










































































new feature courtesy of the recent rains














i learned some new lines. it was good.
i hung out until just below the towers where
they headed back down national.
i figured on at least telegraph pass
but still wanted more at that point.
































































so i continued on nat'l until ranger.
fun trail.
short trail.


















































back up the road to buena vista and back down national.















i think i saw brian passing us on national
and dara on the road up national. other folks
taking advantage of an awesome morning.